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MPDC CONFERENCE (invite only)

TUESDAY, 10 MAY 

  • Maputo Port Development Company conference
  • Port of Maputo Masterplan presentation
  • Site visit: Port of Maputo Tour
  • Networking reception

FORUM PROGRAMME,

WEDNESDAY 11 MAY

Please note that the programme featured below is provisional and may be subject to change. 

SESSION 1.1: TRADE & CORRIDORS

Strategic overview and project updates of national and regional importance

09:30

Welcome from the organisers

Devi Paulsen, Vice President, dmg Events, South Africa

09:40

Implementing AfCFTA and improving trade corridors to facilitate cross-border trade (add this text)

Chair: Trudie Nichols, Consultant, Bowmans, South Africa

10:00

Presentation: Update from AfCFTA Secretariat: Insights from AfCFTA Secretariat in areas including trade facilitation, transit and trade corridors

Willie Shumba, Senior Customs Expert, AfCFTA Secretariat, Ghana

10:30

Panel Discussion: How effectively are SADC countries implementing AfCFTA and how does transport infrastructure need to evolve to support inter-African trade?

  • Implementation update of AfCFTA: Success stories and lessons learned
  • Where are the implementation gaps and what solutions can the transport sector bring
  • Regional integration and the role of RECs (Regional Economic Communities): how can they work together?

John Rocha, Chief Director, Trade Invest Africa, Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, South Africa
Claire Mateus Felipe Zimba, National Director of External Trade, Ministry of Industry & Trade, Mozambique
Willie Shumba, Senior Customs Expert, AfCFTA Secretariat, Ghana

11:10

VIP tour of the exhibition showcase
Morning refreshments and networking break

SESSION 1.2: KEYNOTES & PROJECT UPDATES

Chair: Lourenço Sambo, former Director General, APIEX, Mozambique

11:50

Presentations: Keynote Addresses from the Ministries of Trade, Mozambique & Malawi

12:00

Panel Discussion: How effectively are SADC countries implementing AfCFTA and how does transport infrastructure need to evolve to support inter-African trade?

  • Implementation update of AfCFTA: Success stories and lessons learned
  • Where are the implementation gaps and what solutions can the transport sector bring
  • Regional integration and the role of RECs (Regional Economic Communities): how can they work together?

John Rocha, Chief Director, Trade Invest Africa, Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, South Africa
Claire Mateus Felipe Zimba, National Director of External Trade, Ministry of Industry & Trade, Mozambique
Trudi Hartzenberg, Executive Director, Tralac, South Africa*
Senior Representative, AfCFTA Secretariat, Ghana*

12:40

Panel Discussion: Solutions for achieving regional integration through effective trade corridors – Maputo corridor round table

  • The role of corridors in facilitating cross-border trade and the challenges faced
  • One-stop border posts and customs clearance: what needs to happen? How are 24-hour borders improving efficiency
  • What policies are required to improve cross-border efficiencies?
  • Update on the Maputo Corridor, the only bilateral road PPP in Africa, and new initiatives under development to replace MCLI
  • Ensuring port capacity to handle increased cargo via the corridors
  • Addressing safety and security considerations

Mohammed Ajmal Askerzoy, Senior Transport Specialist, World Bank, Mozambique
Desiderio Fernandes, President, Federation of Clearing and Forwarding Associations of Southern Africa (FCFASA), Mozambique
Juanita Maree, CEO, South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF), South Africa
Barbara Mommen, Trade & Transport Corridor Consultant, Coalescence, South Africa
Alex van Niekerk, CEO, TRAC, South Africa
Senior Representative, SARS ,South Africa*

13:30

Visit the showcase floor | networking lunch

SESSION 1:3: DIGITALISATION

Developing and deploying technologies to modernise transport networks

14:30

Presentations: “Infostructure” at work: improving transport efficiencies through digitalisation
Sharing digitalisation projects currently underway in the transport sectors of:

PORTS: New solutions and technologies
Speaker to be confirmed

RAIL: Modernisation of the rail network. Reality or pipedream?
Jürgen Maier, Owner & Advisor, Mobility Advisors, Switzerland

ROAD: New ways to look at road infrastructure
Update on the CTMS project in collaboration with the Road Freight Association

Lovemore Bingandadi, Project Manager – TTTF Programme, SADC Secretariat, Botswana

SESSION 1:4: TRANSPORT SECURITY TRENDS

Emerging developments in solutions for ensuring safer transport infrastructure

16:00

Presentation: Security considerations for the transport sector in Mozambique and the regions, for both maritime and terrestrial borders

Examples of solutions being developed and implemented for improving maritime monitoring capacity, cross-border security, port security and the security situation in Northern Mozambique

Nigel Hallowes, COO, Kudumba Investments, Mozambique
Paul Hollingshead, Head of Europe and Africa, Anduril, United Kingdom

16:15

Presentation: Cyber security
Lessons learned and emerging developments in cyber security

Speaker to be confirmed

16:30

Networking reception

* = invited speaker

FORUM PROGRAMME,

THURSDAY 12 MAY

Please note that the programme featured below is provisional and may be subject to change. 

* = invited speaker

SESSION 2.1: PORTS

Tackling inefficiencies and ensuring sustainability

Moderator: Col. Andre Ciseau, Secretary General, Port Management Association of Eastern & Southern Africa (PMAESA), Kenya

09:30

Presentation: Nacala Port expansion: project update

Neimo Induna, Port Director, Port of Nacala (CFM), Mozambique

09:45

Panel Discussion: Improving port efficiencies and practices in the SADC region

  • Reducing bottlenecks and tariffs
  • Tackling the global problem of container shortages
  • Port automisation projects
  • Improving interconnection between maritime infrastructure and inland freight corridors
  • Perspectives from lake ports and inland terminals, and their role in the supply chain
  • Examples of PPPs in SADC’s maritime sector
  • Sustainability – how do ports need to adapt and prepare to meet net-zero targets?

Marla Melo Calado, COO, Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC), Mozambique
Neimo Induna, Port Director, Port of Nacala (CFM), Mozambique
Arnaldo Manjate, Port Director, Port of Pemba (CFM), Mozambique
Andrew Pike, Head of Ports, Transport & Logistics, Bowmans, South Africa

11:00

Networking | refreshment break

SESSION 2.2: RAIL

The way forward for Africa’s rail networks

Moderator: Johny Smith, CEO, Transnamib & President, SARA , Namibia

11:30

Presentation: Rail developments in the region

11:45

Panel Discussion: Strategies for developing a robust and interconnected rail network

  • Paving the way for greater collaboration between the public and private sector: what needs to happen to drive more private investment?
  • Examples and success stories of interconnectivity projects and public-private initiatives across the African continent: what lessons can be learnt?
  • Insights on rail developments in the SADC region and how these can improve the supply chain
  • Examining the cost issues of modernisation, and challenges such as upgrading legacy infrastructure
  • New developments in environmentally sustainable solutions for rail, such as the use of hydrogen

Moderator: Johny Smith, CEO, Transnamib & President, SARA, Namibia
Pulane Tshabalala Kingston, CEO, Voestalpine
Mashudu Makatu, Managing Executive,Transnet Freight Rail, South Africa*
Fred Mwila, Acting CEO, Zambia Railways, Zambia*

13:00

SESSION 2.2: SPOTLIGHT ON PASSENGER TRANSPORT

Government Insights

Chair: Lourenço Sambo, former Director General, APIEX, Mozambique

12:45

Passenger transport in Mozambique – project updates and investment opportunities

Cachimo Assane, Director of Planning Services, FTC (Transport and Communications Development Fund), Ministry of Transport and Communications, Mozambique

António Matos, CEO, Maputo Metropolitan Transport Agency (AMT), Mozambique

Visit the exhibition showcase | networking lunch

SESSION 2.4: ROADS

Building robust road infrastructure in Mozambique and the region

14:00

Presentation: Update on road developments and PPP projects in Mozambique

Miguel Coanai, Director of Central Planning Services, Administração Nacional de Estradas (ANE)

14:15

Panel Discussion: Developing sustainable road infrastructure to support economic growth and strengthen supply chains

  • Balancing needs and priorities with budget constraints
  • Community and social considerations for road projects
  • Ensuring sustainability for toll roads
  • Cross-border developments and challenges, such as building effective trade corridors
  • Law enforcement and road safety considerations
  • Traffic regulations and moves towards standardisation
  • Decarbonising roads – the future of e-vehicles and smart mobility

Nchaupe Maepa, Chief Operating Officer, Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (CBRTA), South Africa
Howard M’mayi, Deputy Regional Director, Kenya Highways Authority, Kenya
Mbahupu H. Tjivikua, Chief Executive Officer, Walvis Bay Corridor Group, Namibia

SESSION 2.5: SUSTAINABILITY

ESG and Sustainability for the transport sector

15:45

15:45

Sustainability and ESG reporting – what all players across the supply chain need to know

Moderator:  Jeff Blackbeard, Global Director of Sectors and Markets, Moore Global, South Africa
Cathie Lewis, ESG & Climate Change Consultant, Earth Energy
Alexa-Rae Hicks, ESG Project Manager, Moore Global, South Africa

16:15

Closing remarks from the organisers

PART OF THE GLOBAL SERIES OF TRANSPORT EVOLUTION FORUMS

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